December 27, 2023

In the second segment of our podcast featuring Dr. Frank Jenista, a man with a unique background as the son of missionary parents and a former U.S. diplomat with experience in the Pacific Rim, Japan, and South America, we delve into his global perspective. Dr. Jenista has significantly influenced Cedarville University’s international studies program, transforming it into a thriving major that has produced graduates serving around the globe, including within the U.S. Foreign Service.

Under his guidance, Cedarville’s Model United Nations team has consistently achieved excellence, earning the title of Outstanding Delegation at the national competition in New York City. Dr. Jenista’s commitment to fostering a global mindset extends beyond the classroom, as he actively promoted study abroad and internship opportunities across various schools and departments at Cedarville.

Our conversation highlights the remarkable success of Cedarville’s Model United Nations team, a testament to Dr. Jenista’s enduring impact. We also feature the achievements of one of his former students, Jerica (Ward) Lamar ’09, a former diplomat in Kenya. Jerica was recognized as the 2019 Young Alumna of the Year.

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